Have you ever looked in the mirror and not really liked what you see, especially regarding your stomach? An option to consider is a tummy tuck as it offers numerous benefits whether you’ve lost a lot of weight recently or you just want to tone your stomach. Before you make the decision to have this surgical procedure performed, you should consider what it entails and what it can do for you.
One benefit that you will likely notice right away is that a tummy tuck can give you the beach body you desire, at least in your stomach area anyway. You might not have the six-pack abs that some people have, but you’ll notice a flatter stomach that will look better in a bathing suit and in other types of clothing as well. The surgery will tighten the stomach muscles that you have that have been hidden due to having children or gaining a lot of weight.
Another benefit that you’ll see is that it can last for several years. This means that you won’t need to keep going back to the doctor for further surgeries after the initial procedure. You’ve probably learned about liposuction and how it can help in getting rid of fat. While a tummy tuck is a similar procedure, it will help to get rid of the excess skin that you have on your stomach instead of the fat. After you’ve lost weight or experienced a significant change in your body, you will likely notice that there is excess skin that hangs down. A tummy tuck will remove this and pull the muscles to where they aren’t hanging down. It’s a procedure that can be performed after liposuction and sometimes during liposuction. You’ll be able to hide your tummy tuck from others as the opening is usually made right along your pelvic region.
If you’ve seen stretch marks on your stomach from gaining a lot of weight in a short time, such as during pregnancy, then you’ll be happy to know that a tummy tuck can make these marks go away. This is because the procedure removes the excess skin that is there, which is usually where most stretch marks are located. Even if there are any left, there usually won’t be as many as there were previously. They will often be lighter in color as well.
To learn more about a tummy tuck and how it can benefit all areas of your life, we warmly invite you to get in touch and book an appointment with Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates! At our convenient location in Chico, CA, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this process in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!